What do Bill O’Reilly, Anderson Cooper and Jim Cramer all have in common? The three cable news personalities are all hawking their own line of merchandise. If you’re wondering how to spend those holiday gifts of cash you may have gotten, here’s a chance to declare your loyalty in the fierce cable news wars. For the serious Factor fan, the big item in the Fox News shop is probably the O’Reilly varsity jacket, ringing in at $199.95. Over at CNN, $49.99 will get you the Anderson Cooper 360° Stayfit Personal Fitness Kit. And for a mere $20, Cramer devotees can procure a talking bobblehead trained to spout such manic Cramerisms as “buy, buy, buy” and “sell, sell, sell.” Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.